Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors

  • Pearl Harbor survivor Herb Elfring, 100, right, of Jackson, Mich., poses for a photo next to his granddaughter Leigh Anne Eaton before a ceremony on Wednesday in Pearl Harbor in remembrance of those killed in the 1941 attack. A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered at the scene of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

  • American ships burn during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941. A few centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor are expected to gather at the scene of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to remember those who perished 81 years ago. (AP Photo/File)

  • Ira Schab, 102, right, who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor as a sailor on the USS Dobbin, talks with reporters while sitting next to his son, retired Navy Cmdr. Karl Schab, Wednesday, in Pearl Harbor. A handful of survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered at the scene of the Japanese bombing to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

  • Pearl Harbor survivors and other military veterans observe a ceremony on Wednesday in Pearl Harbor in remembrance of those killed in the 1941 attack. A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered at the scene of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

PEARL HARBOR — A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined about 2,500 members of the public at the scene of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago.